Office of the Provost

Scholarships and Fellowships:
National and International

Please note: To use this page to find awards for which you may be eligible to apply, you should look for scholarships and fellowships based on the year of study you will be entering next academic year.

Student and Alumni Opportunities At-A-Glance

Sophomores

Boren scholarships support U.S. undergraduates to study abroad, including intensive language training in areas of the world critical to U.S. interests and underrepresented in study abroad, including Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Latin America, and the Middle East. [Countries of Western Europe, Canada, Australia and New Zealand are excluded, although proven language ability in a European language is recognized as a measure of a candidate’s ability to learn a new language of a country considered critical to the U.S.]

Note: special Boren scholarships are available for summer study abroad for students in STEM disciplines

Award/Stipend/Benefits: up to $20,000

Deadline: early February [Contact the Wang Center for application details on applying for Boren scholarships.]

Part of the Boren Scholarship program (see Boren above) these scholarships are to support U.S. students attending State Department–administered overseas intensive summer language institutes in 13 critical languages. Study of Chinese requires at least 2 full years or equivalent study before the summer program begins.

Award/Stipend/Benefits: up to $30,000 per year for tuition, room, board, required fees and books

Deadline: November

Scholarships fund study, capstone research and/or internships in Germany for students in their 2nd or 3rd year of German language. Preference is given to candidates whose programs or projects are based at or organized by a German university, and are 4 – 10 months duration. Students need to demonstrate an interest in contemporary German and/or European affairs.

Award/Stipend/Benefits: monthly stipend of approximately E650, plus additional support to defray travel and research expenses, and health insurance

Deadline: January

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Grant support for undergraduates with a minimum of 2 years of college-level German to attend a 3 – 4 week summer course at a German university. Summer courses in German language, literary, cultural, political and/or economic aspects of modern and contemporary Germany are all eligible.

Award/Stipend/Benefits: stipend of approximately E850, which covers tuition, room and board in whole or in part. The host institution arranges accommodation. DAAD provides a subsidy toward international travel

Deadline: December

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Gilman awards fund participation in Study Abroad programs (minimum of 4 weeks) for students who are U.S. citizens and receive Federal Pell Grants. The program seeks to diversify who studies abroad, and the countries and regions where they study.

Award/Stipend/Benefits: up to $5000 (average = $4000) depending on length of study and student need

Deadline: early October and early March  [Contact the Wang Center for application details on applying for Gilman scholarships]

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Sophomores and juniors majoring in math, one of the natural sciences, or engineering who intend to pursue a career in research are eligible for this scholarship, which funds up to 2 years of undergraduate study. Candidates must intend to pursue a research career and a PhD. in math, one of the natural sciences or engineering.

Award/Stipend/Benefits: Up to $7500 per year for a maximum of two years to pay for tuition, fees, books, room and board

Deadline: January

These fellowships enable successful candidates to participate in a month-long human rights program that occurs annually in Amsterdam, Berlin, Copenhagen, Paris or Warsaw.

Award/Stipend/Benefits: full cost of participation in the program and most meals

Deadline: January

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Undergraduate Scholarship Program (UGSP) offers competitive scholarships to students from disadvantaged backgrounds who are committed to careers in biomedical, behavioral, and social science health-related research.

Award/Stipend/Benefits: Scholarship support up to $20,000 per year for tuition, educational expenses and reasonable living expenses, paid summer laboratory research training at NIH, and paid employment and training at NIH after graduation

Deadline: March

A scholarship program to support U.S. students in STEM fields interested in theoretical and/or applied research, and interested in working for the Department of Defense.

Award/Stipend/Benefits: full tuition and fees, stipend, paid summer internships, and book allowance

Deadline: December

Udall scholarships are open to sophomores and juniors who intend to pursue careers relating to an environmental field. Students need to demonstrate leadership skills and have a commitment to public service.

Award/Stipend/Benefits: up to $5000 for academic fees and networking opportunities

Deadline: January 

Juniors

Boren scholarships support U.S. undergraduates to study abroad, including intensive language training in areas of the world critical to U.S. interests and underrepresented in study abroad, including Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Latin America, and the Middle East. [Countries of Western Europe, Canada, Australia and New Zealand are excluded, although proven language ability in a European language is recognized as a measure of a candidate’s ability to learn a new language of a country considered critical to the U.S.]

Note: special Boren scholarships are available for summer study abroad for students in STEM disciplines

Award/Stipend/Benefits: up to $20,000

Deadline: early February [Contact the Wang Center for application details on applying for Boren scholarships.]

Part of the Boren Scholarship program (see Boren above) these scholarships are to support U.S. students attending State Department–administered overseas intensive summer language institutes in 13 critical languages. Study of Chinese requires at least 2 full years or equivalent study before the summer program begins.

Award/Stipend/Benefits: up to $30,000 per year for tuition, room, board, required fees and books

Deadline: November

Scholarships fund study, capstone research and/or internships in Germany for students in their 2nd or 3rd year of German language. Preference is given to candidates whose programs or projects are based at or organized by a German university, and are 4 – 10 months duration. Students need to demonstrate an interest in contemporary German and/or European affairs.

Award/Stipend/Benefits: monthly stipend of approximately E650, plus additional support to defray travel and research expenses, and health insurance

Deadline: January

VISIT WEBSITE

Grant support for undergraduates with a minimum of 2 years of college-level German to attend a 3 – 4 week summer course at a German university. Summer courses in German language, literary, cultural, political and/or economic aspects of modern and contemporary Germany are all eligible.

Award/Stipend/Benefits: stipend of approximately E850, which covers tuition, room and board in whole or in part. The host institution arranges accommodation. DAAD provides a subsidy toward international travel

Deadline: December

VISIT WEBSITE

Gilman awards fund participation in Study Abroad programs (minimum of 4 weeks) for students who are U.S. citizens and receive Federal Pell Grants. The program seeks to diversify who studies abroad, and the countries and regions where they study.

Award/Stipend/Benefits: up to $5000 (average = $4000) depending on length of study and student need

Deadline: early October and early March  [Contact the Wang Center for application details on applying for Gilman scholarships]

VISIT WEBSITE

Sophomores and juniors majoring in math, one of the natural sciences, or engineering who intend to pursue a career in research are eligible for this scholarship, which funds up to 2 years of undergraduate study. Candidates must intend to pursue a research career and a PhD. in math, one of the natural sciences or engineering.

Award/Stipend/Benefits: Up to $7500 per year for a maximum of two years to pay for tuition, fees, books, room and board

Deadline: January

These fellowships enable successful candidates to participate in a month-long human rights program that occurs annually in Amsterdam, Berlin, Copenhagen, Paris or Warsaw.

Award/Stipend/Benefits: full cost of participation in the program and most meals

Deadline: January

The Samuel Huntington Public Service award enables a graduating senior to pursue a meaningful year of public service anywhere in the world. It can be undertaken alone or in conjunction with an established charitable organization.

Award/Stipend/Benefits: $1500 stipend

Deadline: January

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Undergraduate Scholarship Program (UGSP) offers competitive scholarships to students from disadvantaged backgrounds who are committed to careers in biomedical, behavioral, and social science health-related research.

Award/Stipend/Benefits: Scholarship support up to $20,000 per year for tuition, educational expenses and reasonable living expenses, paid summer laboratory research training at NIH, and paid employment and training at NIH after graduation

Deadline: March

The Pickering fellowship is based on financial need to support either the senior year of undergraduate study and the 1st year of graduate study or 2 years of graduate study leading to a career in the U.S. Foreign Service.  It is designed to increase participation of  women and historically underrepresented groups in the Foreign Service. Students in political science, IHON, sociology, and foreign languages are especially appropriate for these fellowships.

Award/Stipend/Benefits: up to $40,000 per year for 2 years and 2 paid summer internships

Deadline: January

A scholarship program to support U.S. students in STEM fields interested in theoretical and/or applied research, and interested in working for the Department of Defense.

Award/Stipend/Benefits: full tuition and fees, stipend, paid summer internships, and book allowance

Deadline: December

This merit-based scholarship is awarded to students who plan to pursue careers in public service. Applications need to be submitted in the junior year (or the senior year for residents of Puerto Rico or U.S. territories)

Award/Stipend/Benefits: Up to $30,000

Deadline: February

Udall scholarships are open to sophomores and juniors who intend to pursue careers relating to an environmental field. Students need to demonstrate leadership skills and have a commitment to public service.

Award/Stipend/Benefits: up to $5000 for academic fees and networking opportunities

Deadline: January 

Seniors

Boren scholarships support U.S. undergraduates to study abroad, including intensive language training in areas of the world critical to U.S. interests and underrepresented in study abroad, including Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Latin America, and the Middle East. [Countries of Western Europe, Canada, Australia and New Zealand are excluded, although proven language ability in a European language is recognized as a measure of a candidate’s ability to learn a new language of a country considered critical to the U.S.]

Note: special Boren scholarships are available for summer study abroad for students in STEM disciplines

Award/Stipend/Benefits: up to $20,000

Deadline: early February [Contact the Wang Center for application details on applying for Boren scholarships.]

Part of the Boren Scholarship program (see Boren above) these scholarships are to support U.S. students attending State Department–administered overseas intensive summer language institutes in 13 critical languages. Study of Chinese requires at least 2 full years or equivalent study before the summer program begins.

Award/Stipend/Benefits: up to $30,000 per year for tuition, room, board, required fees and books

Deadline: November

Scholarships support graduating seniors in any discipline with a good command of German for a year of independent study or a full M.A. degree program at a German University.

Award/Stipend/Benefits: monthly stipend of approximately E750, plus health insurance and a flat rate subsidy for travel costs. Additionally, limited find are available for a rent subsidy and family allowance

Deadline: November

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1) Fulbright English Teaching  Assistant (ETA)          

Available in 150 or more countries, the Fulbright U.S. Student Program provides grants for graduates to work overseas as English language teaching assistants. This program facilitates direct cultural interaction and mutual understanding on an individual basis for Fulbright awardees, who meet, work, live with, and learn from the people of the host country, through sharing daily experiences. The host countries determine the number and criteria for candidates.

Award/Stipend/Benefits: round-trip transportation to the host country, funding to cover room, board and incidental expenses, and Accident & Sickness Health Insurance

Deadline: September; PLU date: must begin work on application in the spring prior to the September when the application is due

2) Fulbright Research or Graduate School

Available in 150 or more countries, the Fulbright U.S. Student Program provides grants for individually designed research projects and study opportunities. Through engagement in a host community, awardees will interact with their hosts on a one-to-one basis in an atmosphere of openness, academic integrity, and intellectual freedom, thereby promoting mutual understanding. The host countries determine the number and criteria for candidates.

Award/Stipend/Benefits: round-trip transportation to the host country, funding to cover room, board and incidental expenses, and Accident & Sickness Health Insurance

Deadline: September; PLU date: must begin work on application in the spring prior to the September when the application is due

VISIT WEBSITE

These fellowships enable successful candidates to participate in a month-long human rights program that occurs annually in Amsterdam, Berlin, Copenhagen, Paris or Warsaw.

Award/Stipend/Benefits: full cost of participation in the program and most meals

Deadline: January

Applicants must have at a minimum a B.A. in science or math and be committed to teaching science and/or math in U.S. Schools. These fellowships support up to 5 years of professional development and support teachers to become leaders in using exemplary teaching practice.

Award/Stipend/Benefits: eligible for stipends and grants

Deadline: October

For graduating seniors to complete an M.A. and teach American History, government, or social studies and the U.S. Constitution at the grade levels 7 - 12.

Award/Stipend/Benefits: up to $12,000 per year (maximum $24,000) for tuition, fees, books and room and board if away from principal residence

Deadline: March

One of the most prestigious scholarships, Marshall Scholarships (up to 40 per year) are awarded to top American students for 2 - 3 years of graduate study at any university in the United Kingdom (England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland). The competition is open to students in all fields of study.

Award/Stipend/Benefits: Full scholarship

Deadline: September; PLU date: must begin work on application in spring of the junior year

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The Mitchell Scholarship is a one-year graduate study award in any discipline offered by an institution of higher education in Ireland or Northern Ireland. The purpose of this award is to link young leaders from the U.S. to the island of Ireland, by recognizing intellectual achievement, leadership and a commitment to public service.

Award/Stipend/Benefits: tuition, housing, a cash stipend for living expenses, and an international travel stipend

Deadline: October

VISIT WEBSITE

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Undergraduate Scholarship Program (UGSP) offers competitive scholarships to students from disadvantaged backgrounds who are committed to careers in biomedical, behavioral, and social science health-related research.

Award/Stipend/Benefits: Scholarship support up to $20,000 per year for tuition, educational expenses and reasonable living expenses, paid summer laboratory research training at NIH, and paid employment and training at NIH after graduation.

Deadline: March

The fellowships are for graduating seniors who are U.S. citizens to fund graduate studies and internships for individuals interested in becoming USAID Foreign Service Officers.

Award/Stipend/Benefits: approximately $90,000 over 2 years for tuition and internships and USAID employment

Deadline: January

Based on financial need, this supports graduating seniors or graduates, especially from minorities who are historically underrepresented in the U.S. Foreign Service to do graduate work. Academic disciplines appropriate to this award include: business, economics, foreign languages, international studies, political science, and sociology. Following completion of the M.S. degree, successful candidates are expected to work as a foreign service officer for a minimum of three years.

Award/Stipend/Benefits: approximately $90,000 over 2 years, including tuition; Stipend and internship support

Deadline: January

The Rhodes scholarship is probably the best known of the highly competitive scholarships available to graduating seniors. It is awarded to top American students for 2 - 3 years of graduate study at Oxford University in England. The competition is open to students in all disciplines.

Award/Stipend/Benefits: Full scholarship

Deadline: September; PLU date: must begin work on application in spring of the junior year

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Global grants support graduate-level coursework or research or its equivalent for a term of 1 – 4 academic years in the fields of peace and conflict prevention/resolution, disease prevention and treatment, water and sanitation, maternal and child health, basic education and literacy, and economic and community development.

Award/Stipend/Benefits: minimum $30,000

Deadline: Rolling basis

A scholarship program to support U.S. students in STEM fields interested in theoretical and/or applied research, and interested in working for the Department of Defense.

Award/Stipend/Benefits: full tuition and fees, stipend, paid summer internships, and book allowance

Deadline: December

Alumni

1) Fulbright English Teaching  Assistant (ETA)          

Available in 150 or more countries, the Fulbright U.S. Student Program provides grants for graduates to work overseas as English language teaching assistants. This program facilitates direct cultural interaction and mutual understanding on an individual basis for Fulbright awardees, who meet, work, live with, and learn from the people of the host country, through sharing daily experiences. The host countries determine the number and criteria for candidates.

Award/Stipend/Benefits: round-trip transportation to the host country, funding to cover room, board and incidental expenses, and Accident & Sickness Health Insurance

Deadline: September; PLU date: must begin work on application in the spring prior to the September when the application is due

2) Fulbright Research or Graduate School

Available in 150 or more countries, the Fulbright U.S. Student Program provides grants for individually designed research projects and study opportunities. Through engagement in a host community, awardees will interact with their hosts on a one-to-one basis in an atmosphere of openness, academic integrity, and intellectual freedom, thereby promoting mutual understanding. The host countries determine the number and criteria for candidates.

Award/Stipend/Benefits: round-trip transportation to the host country, funding to cover room, board and incidental expenses, and Accident & Sickness Health Insurance

Deadline: September; PLU date: must begin work on application in the spring prior to the September when the application is due

VISIT WEBSITE

These fellowships enable successful candidates to participate in a month-long human rights program that occurs annually in Amsterdam, Berlin, Copenhagen, Paris or Warsaw.

Award/Stipend/Benefits: full cost of participation in the program and most meals

Deadline: January